Looking for “the Big Picture” on a Small Screen: A note on Overview Support in Cooperative Work

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Large, shared displays – such as electronic whiteboards – have proven successful in supporting actors in forming and maintaining an overview of tightly coupled cooperative activities. However, in many developing countries the technology of choice is mobile phones, which have neither a large nor a shared screen. It therefore appears relevant to ask: How may mobile devices with small screens support, or fail to support, actors in forming and maintaining an overview of their cooperative activities? This note contrasts the strengths of large, shared displays with those of small, mobile devices and briefly describes the mKrishi app for providing fishers in the Maharashtra state of India with an overview of the locations where there is likely to be many fish.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobal Thoughts, Local Designs - Revised, Selected Papers from IFIP TC 13 Workshops at INTERACT2017
VolumeLNCS 10774
Publication date2018
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-92080-1
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-92081-8
Publication statusPublished - 2018
SeriesLecture notes in computer science

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